Item 47.0 - Mennonite Church under flood

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CA MHC PP-Photo Coll. 360-47.0

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Mennonite Church under flood

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  • 1948 (Creation)

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1 photograph : B&W

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In the spring of 1948 most of Greendale was flooded after a dyke on the Fraser River broke and water covered a large part of the Greendale area, including the Mennonite church shown in this photo --the First Mennonite Church (Greendale).

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Sardis is a small community on the south side of Chilliwack about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Downtown in the Fraser River Valley. Sardis is the urban core of the south side of Chilliwack..
Greendale is part of the city of Chilliwack, British Columbia, centered about 7 km to the east. The northern boundary of Sardis and Greendale have often been used interchangeably. Greendale is formed by the TransCanada Highway while the southern boundary is the Vedder River beyond which is the community of Yarrow. On the west the boundary is the Vedder Canal which also forms the eastern boundary of Abbotsford. Hopedale Road is roughly the eastern boundary of Greendale.
The First Mennonite Church (Greendale) changed is name to River of Life Church in 2012.

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